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Aaron Rodgers Day hits Wisconsin

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers waits to be announced before the game against the Detroit Lions in a NFL football game in Green Bay, Wisconsin Reuters

As you’re probably aware, today is December 12th, 2012.

The 12/12/12 date has gotten notice for plenty of reasons, including a football angle. Earlier this year, the Wisconsin state Legislature named 12/12/12 “Aaron Rodgers Day” in the state to honor the Packers quarterback who wears the No. 12.

Rodgers got a proclamation in May announcing the day from Jennifer Brilowski, a Stevens Point, Wisconsin woman who started a Facebook page to drum up support for using the day to honor Rodgers. Brilowski and others are also asking people to donate money to Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer Fund supported by Rodgers, which seems like a nice way for any Packers fans commemorating their quarterback’s big day.

WGBA in Green Bay has a list of other observances, including a bar’s attempt to set a record for the most Rodgers jerseys in one location.

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19 Responses to “Aaron Rodgers Day hits Wisconsin”
  1. gbpbacker84 says: Dec 12, 2012 2:21 PM

    Just a matter of time before this gets turned around on him like he whined to get a day named after him. Keep up the good work Aaron, Packer nation couldn’t be happier with the way you’ve carried yourself!

  2. rc33 says: Dec 12, 2012 2:24 PM

    Nothing against Rodgers but this is just sad.

  3. azarkhan says: Dec 12, 2012 2:25 PM

    A good guy and a good cause.

  4. tombradysponytail says: Dec 12, 2012 2:30 PM

    Hopefully, 60 minutes remembers to mention the MACC angle if they cover this event.

  5. blowpackblow says: Dec 12, 2012 2:34 PM

    Minnesota is celebrating Christian Ponder Day today as well because of his QB rating of 12.

  6. judsonjr says: Dec 12, 2012 2:40 PM

    Minnesota was going to declare it Percy Harvin day but I guess in the end it was too much of a headache for them.

  7. 7ransponder says: Dec 12, 2012 3:14 PM

    For those of us next door, I guess we’ll have to wait 100 years for Adrian Peterson day in 2112, which is the yardage total he will finish the season with when he torches the Pack in the Dome against Rodgers and crew.

  8. 7ransponder says: Dec 12, 2012 3:22 PM

    WGBA in Green Bay has a list of other observances, including a bar’s attempt to set a record for the most Rodgers jerseys in one location.

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    Or, as they call it in Wisconsin, “Wednesday Night”.

  9. peezwizz says: Dec 12, 2012 3:31 PM

    It’s discount double check day

  10. tokyosandblaster says: Dec 12, 2012 3:44 PM

    7ransponder says:
    Dec 12, 2012 3:14 PM
    For those of us next door, I guess we’ll have to wait 100 years for Adrian Peterson day in 2112, which is the yardage total he will finish the season with when he torches the Pack in the Dome against Rodgers and crew.

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    I wouldn’t doubt it. He’ll get a lot of yards in three straight losses, and end up with the record, and not even the MVP award.

    That’s what happens when people focus on individual records. They make themselves look good, but it doesn’t necessarily translate to wins.

    The Packers, on the other hand, won’t get any records this year, but are well on their way to another playoff run. They have a better chance of winning the Super Bowl than the Vikings have of making the playoffs any time soon.

    Have a great day!

  11. crownofthehelmet says: Dec 12, 2012 3:47 PM

    Pathetic – both in the city naming a day after him, and for A-Rodg accepting when there are so many other great people in the world more deserving of that honor. Shame on the whole lot of you.

  12. hurrayforyogapants says: Dec 12, 2012 4:09 PM

    @crownofthehelmet

    Ok, hate the packers but am struggling to find a “more deserving” recipient for the
    “Aaron Rodgers Day” award…

  13. onbucky96 says: Dec 12, 2012 4:25 PM

    Lame. Great QB, lame honor. Glad Pack had practice so he could skip photo ops.

  14. samanthasteeleruinedmyqb says: Dec 12, 2012 4:43 PM

    hurrayforyogapants says:Dec 12, 2012 4:09 PM

    @crownofthehelmet

    Ok, hate the packers but am struggling to find a “more deserving” recipient for the
    “Aaron Rodgers Day” award…
    _______

    Tom Brady.

  15. 4ever19 says: Dec 12, 2012 5:45 PM

    Here I thought it was Andrew Luck Day

  16. lmlombardi03 says: Dec 12, 2012 6:49 PM

    So disappointed to see negative comments here. If it gives people something to smile about, then it’s a good thing. A lot of people need pick-me-ups this time of year and, in Rogers’ typical style, he re-focused the day to bring more awareness to the MACC fund dedicated to funding childhood cancer and related blood disorder research. I’m so sorry for those who cannot find the good in all of this.

  17. lmlombardi03 says: Dec 13, 2012 12:16 AM

    For those of you leaving thumbs down to my message….please go fill the rest of your glass so it is full. That way, you can stop going on about it being half empty all the time.

  18. keevel says: Dec 13, 2012 1:46 PM

    crownofthehelmet says: Dec 12, 2012 3:47 PM

    Pathetic – both in the city naming a day after him…

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    The city of Wisconsin?

  19. Raider-in-PA says: Dec 13, 2012 3:42 PM

    Wow, wonder if he shaved his uni-brow for the occasion??

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